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[REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press, but.... Re:

From: greg_piney:mcgraw-hill at: 23-Sep-2000 18:25

Those numbers are for the DESKTOP, not the back room where the real corporate money is made. Greg Piney [tbrownell--yahoo--com] on 09/23/2000 03:14:41 PM Please respond to [list--rebol--com] To: [list--rebol--com] cc: (bcc: Greg Piney/McGraw-Hill/US) Subject [REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press, : but.... Below are some old OS market share stats (no doubt Unix flavours have grown). It's clear the Microsoft has the monopoly on OS's. An interesting point.. apparently DOS has a greater market share than Linux and Unix combined (although this may have changed as well) and yet there is no Rebol/DOS platform? Market share of OS's as of July 1999 Windows Flavours 90.5 % Mac 5 % Unix Flavours 2.9 % Total percentage of these OS flavours - 98.4 % Total percentage of all other platforms - 1.6 % 3 Platforms... Win 95, Win 98 and NT account for 85.6 % of the market. Source CNET(July 1999): Any current OS stats kicking around? Also to note a recent quote regarding Windows ME sales from CNET... September 20, 2000, 4:00 p.m. PT REDMOND, Wash.--Microsoft sold 250,000 copies of its new Windows operating system for consumers in U.S. stores during the first four days since it was released Thursday, according to a report issued by research firm PC Data. That put it on track to sell more then 400,000 units in its first month and more than 1 million units at retail stores before the end of the year. Source i Rather than getting into the whole "Microsoft Sucks" debate which, from a marketing point of view, is irrelevant, suffice to say that I only see 3 platforms, and at the most, 5 or 6. The phrase "and it operates on over 40 platforms!!!" is often heard coming out of my mouth... at least when clients are around. :) T Brownell